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Williams to Run Renault engines from 2012

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Luke McVicar, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Back to the good times, too bad its not a works deal.

    I wonder if they will run an old school livery for next year?

  2. The stripes at the back of their car this year already reminded me on their Rothmans livery:)
  3. This is the death of cosworth engines
  4. We often hear something about Williams' imminent return to the front of grand prix racing, but it never amounts to anything.
  5. Chris Butcher

    Chris Butcher
    Red Bull Gridsters 2012 Champion

    The Renault engine apparently lacks power but is more driveable and more fuel efficient.

    Williams need to sort out their aero first
  6. Bruno Sousa Ferreira

    Bruno Sousa Ferreira
    Strategy Mister!

    Yes it seems the begining of the End for Cosworth, sad to say.
  7. I really doubt it's going to change much. It's just two names. The people behind the names have changed, the technology is completely different. Then again, what do I know?
  8. I think Cosworth will stay for the teams lacking funds, but really thats pretty much all there good for these days.
  9. Could be good move for Williams in the long run with the 2nd Turbo Era around the corner.

    Renault were the first to use turbos in F1 though they never were world champions with a Turbo engine.

    But it means Williams will have a turbo unit for 2013 & will be able to get the inside line on developement.

    But is Renaults own team staying ?

    Cosworth is not what it was back in the good old days,was not the last car to win a World championship crown a Benertton Ford in 94.

    Though I am not 100 % on that & have missed a lot of F1 since 2003.

    So will Honda make a Turbo Era come back maybe not.
  10. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins
    Driving til the wheels fall off

    I suppose it gives them more time with a stronger engine supplier to sort out the new design before the 2014 engines come in.

    I don't see it changing an awful lot though. Sure Team Lotus are easily quicker than Virgin and Hispania this year, but I'm sure there's some GP2 cars that are quicker than Virgin and Hispania! (kidding)
  11. Sort of. Williams won the constructors championship.
  12. Damn that guy's a tool. Seriously, this is one of the most exciting seasons in a long while (well, maybe not in the standings, but on track) except for maybe Valencia (which is never exciting) and that has-been goes and thrashes it. I think he's spent a bit too much time in NASCAR and can't enjoy real racing anymore.
  13. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium

    This is great! If they have a Newey-like aerodynamicist, they could be back to their '90s glory.

    On the other note, I would watch F1 more religiously if BMW came back as an engine supplier. :bcar:
  14. I've fairly new to F1 (09, nothing to do with Button(heh)) but from what I've seen/read JV won one of the more boring/forgettable WDC's so with that in mind that interview sounds quite bitter. To be honest, forgetting that entirely he does come over rather effeminate. Edit: didn't he just get a grid application rejected (for the second time?) too?

    Though I do agree with the observation that the DRS promotes overtaking on the straight rather than the braking zones, but still some of the best action this year has had nothing to do with DRS what so ever.
  15. From 1992 to 1997(argubly 1991 as well) the Williams was the best car on the Grid, and it won the majority of titles between then, problem was they lacked a decent driver line up for quite a few of those seasons and thats basically the reason they didn't get all the titles, the Williams-Renault combination in the 90s was probably the best ever.
  16. We see things from a spectators point of view. JV see's thing from the drivers point of view. The current drivers can't really say anything because the FIA will have them for bringing the sport into disrepute. But imagine what Schumacher must have wanted to say after being beaten in Montreal, not by Webber, or by Red Bull, but by DRS. I, personally like DRS, it has made things more exciting, but then I'm not so sure excitement is at the forefront of a drivers mind.
  17. JV is entitled to his opinions. It doesn't make him right now, much the same as they have never made him right in the past.
  18. although i dont agree with JV saying it's a "borefest" , the excitement so far has me hooked for my first season :D, he does have a point when he says to stop penalizing the drivers for stupid stuff and just let them race. i personally hate penalty for "agressive position defense" or whatever it's called. i'm all for driver safety but let them do their job!
  19. I hope that Williams gets back on track and with Barrichello, he deservers more than what he has right now.